Canadian Art’s website and web initiatives won two Gold awards at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards last night in Toronto.
The first Gold was for Best Online-Only Article or Series of Articles in the consumer, custom, religious and public association division. The award was for a series of web-exclusive reports and columns by Governor General’s Award–winning contributing editor Nancy Tousley.
In her columns for Canadian Art’s website, Tousley covers key cultural issues in ways that are often overlooked by other national media, with a particular focus on under-covered stories in Western Canada.
Some examples of Tousley’s award-winning work are her overview of Brian Jungen and Duane Linklater’s activities for dOCUMENTA (13) in Banff; her feature on Taras Polataiko’s Sleeping Beauty and its underplayed Canadian connections; her opening-week review of “Oh, Canada” at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; her report on the merging of IMCA and MOCA in Calgary; and her article on the development and opening of the Esker Foundation.
The second Gold was for Best E-Newsletter in the consumer, custom, religious and public association division. This award recognizes Canadian Art Weekly, a free newsletter that delivers a roundup of top art-world stories and information to subscribers’ inboxes every Thursday.
Canadian Art Weekly distills thousands of exhibitions across Canada into a curated, reader-friendly format. All are welcome to sign up for this award-winning newsletter on the bottom of our homepage. Canadian Art had also been a finalist for this category in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Launched in 2009, the Canadian Online Publishing Awards have become the premier awards program for editorial-based digital publishers in Canada.
The COPAs are produced by the publishers of Masthead, the online journal for the Canadian magazine industry, and sponsored by leading suppliers in the digital publishing industry.
The awards recognize Canada’s best editorial and design work in digital publications including websites, tablet editions, digital replicas and apps. The program is open to digital publications produced in conjunction with print magazines and newspapers, as well as digital-only magazines and blogs, and digital publications from broadcasters.
Other winners in the consumer, custom, religious, public association division included Maclean’s, the Walrus and the United Church Observer, while winners in other divisions included the National Post, Huffington Post Canada and the Toronto Standard.